This post was created in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions are 100% my own.
Because The LEGO Movie was so epic, well, The LEGO Batman Movie is going to be even MORE epic! In the spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, LEGO Batman stars in his own big-screen adventure where he tries to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learns to lighten up. Our whole family is super excited for the movie to arrive in theaters this Friday … but why wait? We created a fun epic craft the kids can make: a LEGO Batman inspired felt letter board!
It's okay if you moms and dads want to steal it for your own office *wink wink*! Felt letter boards are trending on Instagram and I have been experimenting with new and different ways to create them with easy to find supplies. This felt letter board is version 3.0 … but before we get into the whole tutorial, let's bask in the glory of The LEGO Batman Movie:
I feel so pumped up right now! LOL No matter that you're wearing your costume under your clothes (that's perfect), let's get started with our project!
DIY LEGO Batman Felt Letter Board
Make your desk the most LEGO Batman of them all with a DIY felt letter (or two!) and a framed photo of LEGO Batman. Because, well, why not?!
And you can set up your LEGO Batman on either of these felt letter boards so you can admire his awesome-ness … er, I mean so he can keep watch over you. The kids can totally team up with you to do these projects because we have included minimal cutting and power tools. You can use the drill pictured to reinforce the corners of the frame but after we glued ours together, our felt letter board seemed pretty solid.
Here's what you'll need:
- Aleene's Tacky Glue
- 3 sheets of 9″ x 12″ Kunin Eco-Fi Felt (made from recycled plastic bottles) in grey
- Folk Art Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint in Brushed Pale Silver
- foam paint brush
- grey spray paint (primer)
- plastic letter board letters
- 3 pieces of 24″ long 1/2″ diameter square dowels
- 15 pieces of 24″ long 3/16″ diameter square dowels
- 2 pieces of 6″ x 12″ chipboard
- craft knife
- removable wall mounting putty
- gift card or old credit card
- LEGO Batman
- drill with finishing nails (optional – we didn't need it)
- Printable The LEGO Batman Movie LOGO + LEGO Batman (click to download)
Tip: You can find the dowels at hardware stores and most craft stores. Wait until the craft store has a sale with coupons like 20% off your whole order (they always have these over the Presidents' Day weekends) and then get all of the dowels together. You can also get the dowels with a 10% discount for military or veterans at most of these stores by showing your ID. The dowels run about a dollar each so any discount will help keep the price of this project under $20-$30. For this project, we went ahead and trimmed one of the 1/2″ diameter dowels into two 6″ pieces for the sides of the letter board frame.
Like I mentioned before, this is the third version of the felt letter board that I've created. Before we get started, I wanted to share the tutorials for those two felt letter boards:
You can make both of these in LEGO Batman colors as well. The yellow board I also created in these photos is like the second version of felt letter board that I created.
Watch this video to see how to make a DIY LEGO Batman Felt Letter Board:
Make these letter boards even MORE “LEGO Batman” by adding cutouts of the characters from the movie! Print out the printables from the supply list onto photo paper. Then trim, back with chipboard to give them stability, and add to the felt letter boards. You can even frame a photo of everyone's favorite star, LEGO Batman!
My son Matthew loves his new felt letter boards and will use them on his desk in his bedroom. The beauty of these is the kids can change out the sayings as they like or even mom can leave the kids messages! Of course, “Always be LEGO Batman” is a pretty great quote to have on a felt letter board.
I feel like LEGO Batman approves … but honestly, I can't tell from his face and deadpan voice so….
Be sure to watch The LEGO Batman Movie in theaters on February 10 and find out more here:
Who are you going to see The LEGO Batman Movie with?